The South Washoe DEMS are led by a Steering Committee, currently consisting of 9 members. We meet at least quarterly to plan and organize the upcoming meetings and events for our group.

As with most volunteer organizations, we are always looking for new people to join as leaders of the group. If you are interested in being on the Steering Committee or working as a leader on existing or new committees, please contact any one of us. We would love you to join in!

Our current Steering Committee members are:

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Chairperson: Barbara Twitchell Click to Send Email
Vice-Chair & Liaison with Washoe County Dems: <Vacant> If you are interested, please email us with this link--> Click to Send Email
Secretary: Tracey Lane Click to Send Email
Treasurer: Mary Ann Gaebe Click to Send Email
Co-Programs Coordinators: Joyce Newman and
Elaine Carrick
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Co-Communication Coordinators: Mary Katz and
Karen Bickel
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'Our Place' Lunches/Hospitality Committee: Deb Kladney Click to Send Email
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Project: Barry Cernoch Click to Send Email
South Washoe DEMS' Book Club: Fred & Millie May Click to Send Email
MeetUp ®, Organizer: Millie May Click to Send Email
Outreach Coordinator: Kathy Peltier Click to Send Email

South Washoe DEMS Emeritus Advisory Council

In January, 2013, the Steering Committee created the South Washoe DEMS Emeritus Advisory Council. This council is for those stepping down from an active role in our organization and is a way to honor our most trusted, experienced and loved activists. Those on this board will serve in the capacity of advising, supporting and counseling the steering committee.

The South Washoe DEMS Emeritus Advisory Council currently includes Kit Prendergast, Wendell Newman and Reed Williams. We thank Kit, Wendell and Reed for their many years of service to the South Washoe DEMS!